The Importance of the Local Butcher

When you visit a local butcher, you can watch him produce the meat with his tools and commercial butchers block, you can be sure of the origin of the meat. The trust you get when buying from a local butcher cannot be matched. A proper butcher can say exactly where his meat came from because he probably unloaded the lorry carrying it. He will know how every ­single muscle on an animal works and how best to recover and prepare it for sale. He can advise about various cuts, their different cooking ­methods, what to serve with them and possibly which marinade or wine best accompanies them.